GREENSBORO, N.C. -
2014 ACC Baseball Championship
Thurs., May 22 (11 a.m.) | Fri., May 23 (11 a.m.) | Sat., May 24 (3 p.m.)
Location: Greensboro, N.C.
Stadium: NewBridge Bank Park
Television: RSN (Comcast SportsNet locally)
Radio: WMUC Sports/Sirius 220/XM 190
Live Stats: theacc.com
Game 1 (Thursday), 11 a.m.: #3 Virginia (43-11) vs. #6 Maryland (34-19)
Game 2 (Friday), 11 a.m.: #2 Florida State (41-14) vs. #6 Maryland (34-19)
Game 3 (Saturday), 3 p.m.: MD - #6 Maryland (34-19) vs. #7 North Carolina (33-23)
ACC Championship (Sunday), 1 p.m.: TBD
MARYLAND OPENS ACC TOURNAMENT PLAY AGAINST VIRGINIA
Maryland will be making its 33rd all-time appearance at the ACC Championship, but its first since 2005, beginning Thursday against third-seeded Virginia. The Terps are 17-51 all-time at the conference’s premier event and split a pair of games against Virginia Tech (W, 5-4) and Wake Forest (L, 13-20) in their last appearance.
Maryland has won three conference titles (1965, 1970 and 1971), all before the introduction of tournament play in 1973.
- Maryland enters the tournament with the second-longest active winning streak in the country. The Terps have won nine straight games and have not lost in the month of May.
- With nine straight wins to close the regular season, Maryland increased its season total to 34 tying a school record set in 2002. In addition, its 15 conference victories tied a school record set in 1971, the last time the Terps won the ACC title.
- In the last nine games, the Terps have won five games in come-from-behind fashion after only winning four of its first 20 games when the opponent scored first.
- Since May 1, Maryland is hitting .306 as a team with 21 doubles and is averaging seven runs a game. On the mound, the Terps have posted a 1.33 ERA and are averaging 9.44 strikeouts per nine innings, while holding opposing hitters to a .170 average.
- On Monday, Brandon Lowe, Jake Stinnett and Charlie White were named to the All-ACC team marking the first time since 1984 Maryland has had at least three players on the squad. Stinnett and White earned second team honors, while Lowe earned third team honors.
- Jake Stinnett has ranked as one of the top pitchers in the ACC this season. The senior leads the ACC in complete games (4) and shutouts (2), ranks second in strikeouts (113), is tied for second in innings pitched (96.0), and ranks third in opponent batting average (.181). His 113 Ks is the third-highest single-season total in school history and his 96.0 innings pitched is the most all-time.
- Brandon Lowe enters the tournament ranked second in the league in hitting (.345) and leads the league in conference action (.411). During the win streak, Lowe is hitting .455 (5-for-11) with runners in scoring position.
- Catcher Kevin Martir’s bat has come alive since the calendar rolled into May. Martir is batting a team-best .423 and is slugging .615.
- Under the pool-play format, each team will play one game against each of the other three opponents in its pool Wednesday through Saturday (May 21-24). The two teams with the best records within their respective pools will advance to the title game on Sunday, May 25, with the winner earning the ACC’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
#1 Miami (40-15)
#4 Duke (32-23)
#5 Clemson (34-22)
#9 Georgia Tech (33-24)
#2 Florida State (41-14)
#3 Virginia (43-11)
#6 Maryland (34-19)
#7 North Carolina (33-23)